Craig Northey performing at the CBC Toque Sessions
|Born||February 9, 1962|
|Origin||Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada|
|Genres||Alternative rock, post-punk, power pop|
|Occupation(s)||Singer-songwriter, record producer, musician, film and television composer|
Craig Northey (born February 9, 1962) is a Canadian musician and film and TV composer. He's one of the founding members of the band Odds. Odds released four albums between 1991 and 1996. They were best known for the radio singles "It Falls Apart", "Eat my Brain", "Heterosexual Man" and "Someone Who’s Cool".
After the breakup of Odds in 1999, Northey embarked on several other ventures, including working with Colin James, Rosanne Cash, Glen Phillips, Bruce McCulloch and many others. He released a solo CD entitled "Giddy Up". In 2003 he collaborated on a CD with the "Gin Blossoms" Jesse Valenzuela, as "Northey Valenzuela", and in 2004 Stripper's Union Local 518 with Rob Baker of the Tragically Hip. With Valenzuela he co-wrote the theme "Not a Lot Goin' On" for the hit TV comedy series Corner Gas. The song was later included on the Northey Valenzuela album.
Currently Northey, along with Murray Atkinson, Doug Elliott and Pat Steward comprise the reunited Odds. Concurrently he has composed all the episodes for the Kids in the Hall's CBC/IFC series Death Comes to Town and CTV's Hiccups.
Northey continues to collaborate with other artsists. He co-wrote songs on ex-Barenaked Ladies singer Steven Page’s first solo album Page One and toured with Page in 2012. His collaboration with Rob Baker in Strippers Union yielded another album The Deuce in 2012.
- 1991: Neopolitan
- 1993: Bedbugs
- 1995: Good Weird Feeling
- 1996: Nest
- 2009: Cheerleader
- 2013: the Most Beautiful Place on Earth
- 2002: Giddy Up
- 1999: Sharkskin: Sharkskin
- 2003: Northey Valenzuela: Northey Valenzuela
- 2005: Stripper's Union: Stripper's Union Local 518
- 2011: Stripper's Union: The Deuce
- 1997: Waltons: Empire Hotel
- 2000: Colin James: Fuse
- 2000: Paul Hyde: Living off the Radar
- 2000: Damhnait Doyle: Hyperdramatic
- 2000: Wide Mouth Mason: Stew
- 2001: Glen Phillips: Abulum
- 2001: Bruce McCulloch: Drunk Baby Project
- 2001: Waltons: Liv
- 2002: Jesse Valenzuela: Tunes Young People Will Enjoy
- 2003: Wide Mouth Mason: Rained Out Parade
- 2003: Colin James: Traveler
- 2003: Rosanne Cash: Rules of Travel
- 2003: Glen Phillips: Live at Largo
- 2004: David Gogo: Vibe
- 2004: Damhnait Doyle: Davnet
- 2004: Lulu: Back on Track
- 2005: Colin James: Limelight
- 2006: Colin James: Colin James & The Little Big Band 3
- 2006: Tom Wilson: Dog Years
- 2006: Rex Goudie: Under the Lights
- 2007: Liam Titcomb: Can't Let Go
- 2007: Jimmy Rankin: Edge of Day
- 2007: Adam Levy: Washing Day
- 2009: Jason Plumb & the Willing: Wide Open Music
- 2009: Colin James: Rooftops and Satellites
- 2010: Swan: Salt March
- 2011: Gin Blossoms: No Chocolate Cake
- 2011: Steven Page: Page One
- 2012: Steven Page: A Different Sort of Solitude
Film and television composer
- 1995: The Kids in the Hall in Brain Candy, Paramount Pictures
- 1996: Dog Park, Lions Gate Pictures
- 2002: The Kids in the Hall, Tour of Duty DVD
- 2004-2009: Corner Gas, CTV, theme music
- 2006: Kraft Hockeyville, CBC Television 7 episodes
- 2010: Kids in the Hall in "Death Comes to Town", CBC Television, 8 episodes
- 2010: The Brent Butt Comedy Special, The Comedy Network
- 2010-2011: Hiccups, CTV, 26 episodes
- 2011: Geofreakz, Teletoon, 20 episodes
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- "Stories Behind A New Canadian Supergroup | FYIMusicNews". www.fyimusicnews.ca. Retrieved 2016-10-24.
- "Dog of Thunder Music » Music". Dogofthunder.com. 2005-06-14. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
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- "Craig Northey | Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "Colin James - Little Big Band 3 and more! - Blues and Jazz". Bellaonline.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "Dog of Thunder Music » Film & TV". Dogofthunder.com. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- "Odds will be "House Band" on Brent Butt Comedy Special — odds". Oddsmusic.com. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2014-06-06.
- Craig Northey official website
- Craig Northey profile at the Internet Movie Database
- Craig Northey from Canada plays Hagstrom